1773 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S)

1873 A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War

1912 Captain Robert Scott’s expedition arrives at the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen

1946 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting

1991 Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1984 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

TODAY IN MUSIC

1976 “I Write the Songs” by Barry Manilow hits #1

TODAY IN SPORT

1916 Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City

Do you know this fact about today? Did You Know?

1920 First day of prohibition of alcohol comes into effect in the US as a result of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution

WOULD YOU BELIEVE THIS FACT ABOUT TODAY? WOULD YOU BELIEVE?

2007 Doomsday Clock set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea’s 1st nuclear test

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here